PC Tune-Up is a registry optimizer developed by Large Software. The program includes simple guides that ensure novice users can operate the software, but also an expert mode so advanced users can access the tools they need quickly. The program includes safety features for protecting your system's data. The scan and repair tools were quite effective and helped to improve the performance of our test computer. PC Tune-Up is the TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner.
PC Tune-Up includes two registry repair scanning options – a smart scan and a quick scan. The smart scan is the scan recommended by the software and will go deep into the registry and system files seeking out errors. The quick scan is designed to scan the system for common errors that occur in the system's registry. The smart scan tool took 361 seconds and found 325 registry issues. This was one of the longest scan times among the registry reviver software we tested, even compared to other software programs with deep scan options. The software didn’t provide detailed information about the registry errors it found, compared to other registry repair software. PC Tune-Up did have a single button repair tool, which was easy to use.
PC Tune-Up includes a registry defrag tool, which helps to better organize your PC's registry and optimize system performance. The defrag summary screen provided both a before and after view of the fragmentation of the registry. After running the software's optimization and repair tools, PC Tune-Up increase the performance of our test computer by 13.79 percent. That was the second highest performance increase among all the registry software we reviewed.
PC Tune-Up offers a full system and registry backup option. You can either manually create the backup or the program will make a restore point when you make a change to your registry. This is good because there is a chance that during registry cleaning you could inadvertently damage your system. Having a good backup and restore tool, like the one included on PC Tune-Up, helps to limit potential inadvertent damage. PC Tune-Up also includes an individual undo feature. This undo feature lets you select specific repairs and undo single registry repair cleaning errors. This saves you time, as you don't need to perform an entire registry restore.
PC Tune-Up doesn't include an exclusion list. This is a feature included on other registry reviver software. An exclusion list allows you protect your more sensitive files from the software's scans. This feature helps to further prevent any possible registry system repair errors.
PC Tune-Up, like other registry optimizer programs, will scan for specific registry errors. PC Tune-Up scans your computer for invalid shared and known DLLs, invalid help files, COM and ActiveX, sound and app events, invalid class keys, application paths, invalid fonts and shared folders. It also fixes and removes corrupt files. That is nine of the fifteen scan criteria we were looking for among the registry repair software.
The software doesn't check for invalid CLSID & Typelib and interface entries, scan your registry for spyware, delete empty registry keys, remove duplicate items, check shell extension or check for hidden traces of installed software. These registry cleaning items are found on different software we reviewed.
PC Tune-Up comes with a single software license, which is standard among most registry repair software. Large Software includes phone support for PC Tune-Up, which is a support feature found on the better registry scanners. Large Software also has a FAQs page on their website, which is very good for helping you to find quick answers to common problems users have with the software. Large Software doesn’t offer a live chat feature on their website, but they do offer email support through a form submission page on their website.
PC Tune-Up is one of the best registry optimizer programs we tested, increasing our test computer's performance the second most of all the software programs. It lacks some scanning capabilities, and it doesn't include an exclusion list. Yet, PC Tune-Up tool is a good option if you are looking to improve your computer's performance.
The scan, cleaning and repair tools are quite effective in improving system performance.
PC Tune-Up lacks an exclusion list.
PC Tune-Up was a top-performing software for helping to optimize our test computer, and it is a good option to improve your system's performance.